14th June, 2010
As part efforts to ensure a smoothÂ maiden edition of the Raji Fashola Inter-Continental Wrestling Championship, a Local Organising Committee, LOC, has been put in place.
The LOC is chaired by Prince Demola Adeniji-Adele, Lagos State Commissioner for Youth, Sports and Social Development, while Hon. Agboola Dabiri, chairman, Lagos State Sports Council, is the vice chairman of theÂ committee.
Other members of the LOC are Dr. Niran Adeniji, Special Adviser to the stateâ€™s Wrestling Association, Primate Charles Odugbesi, who heads the sub committee on Media and Publicity, Hon. Toyin Suarau,Â heads the Transportation, Accommodation and Logistics sub committee, while Alhaji H.O Mohammed is the chairman, Technical and Facilities sub committee.
Alhaji Mohammed is also the Coordinator of the tourney, Alhaji O. Atiku, will handle Planning and Finance, Alhaji Afeeze Damola is in charge of Security and Protocol.
Others are Mr. R.A. Bankole, Hon. James Faleke and Prince F.A.B. Adenekan, who is the Chairman of the stateâ€™s Wrestling Association. The Chief of Staff to Governor Raji Fashola, Mr. Lanre Babalola and Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Rotimi Agunsoye are co hosts, as well as all the chairmen of the 57 local government councils in the state.
Mr. Jide Osokoya of P.M.NEWS and Seba Osoko of Choice F.M. have been appointed as members of the Media and Publicity sub committee.
Osokoya, who is standing in for the chairman of the Media sub committee, Primate Odugbesi, said all hands will be on deck to ensure a successful international wrestling tournament, which is being staged to honour Governor Fashola in Lagos. Odugbesi isÂ currently in South Africa for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
The competition, which had earlier been scheduled to take place from 1-8 June, 2010 in seven centres in Lagos, Nigeria, will take place between 23 July and 1 August.
Osokoya said the tourney was postponed due to the ongoing World Cup.